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The Burning of Fairfield

From Diary of the American Revolution, Vol II. Compiled by Frank Moore and published in 1859. The British fleet, with the same accursed crew of abandoned, bloody miscreants who left New Haven yesterday [July 6], arrived at Fairfield this afternoon, and continued their plundering and destruction. A correspondent gives the following account of their ravages:—”About…

Collier’s and Tryon’s Address

From Diary of the American Revolution, Vol II. Compiled by Frank Moore and published in 1859. The following is the address to the inhabitants of Connecticut by Commodore Sir George Collier and Major General William Tryon:—”The ungenerous and wanton insurrection against the sovereignty of Great Britain, into which this colony has been deluded by the…